Meet Robert! This 16 year old from Charlotte, NC may be the biggest football fan you’ve ever met! Robert spends all of his free time watching NFL highlights, testing his knowledge of football trivia, and dreaming of being a sportscaster. His infectious joy, and kind spirit radiates in every room he enters.
Robert’s passion for football is built on a foundation of brotherhood. His love for the game comes from playing sports with his twin brother growing up. However, Down syndrome has posed specific challenges that limit Robert’s ability to compete at the same level as his peers. Despite the challenges he faces, Robert has never let that stop him from being immersed in the world of sports.
Robert has always been everyone’s biggest supporter, and a shining example of what it means to be a part of a team. He served as the basketball team manager for his middle school, and this year he will be an assistant baseball team manager for his high school.
Robert’s ultimate sports dream it to go to the NFL Draft and to be in the same room as the many athletes he looks up to!
The Jr. Dream Team at South Mecklenburg High School has selected Robert as their dream recipient. This team recognizes the impact that Robert has, and the joy he brings to the South Meck community. They are working hard to make Robert’s dream of going to the NFL Draft come true!!